Rio Creek Feed Mill agronomist Adam Barta says farmers should be thanking Mother Nature for the help this year, making the harvest less stressful and giving them more time to address other needs in their fields. He expects the mill to be busy this week as farmers start harvesting soybeans and other dry grains. Thanks to better conditions than last year, farmers are almost a month ahead of last year’s schedule and not causing issues like soil compaction. Barta says being able to get into their fields with time to spare gives farmers more options than they have had in recent years.
The weather forecast for now looks favorable farmers right now as there is just a low chance of rain falling over the next week. Barta recommends farmers taking advantage of the extra time to experiment with cover crops, which not only could be used for additional forage down the road but also helpful in local conservation efforts.
Picture courtesy of Rio Creek Feed Mill